Newton Running, ‘the leading developer of athletic footwear designed to support and strengthen natural running motion’, is restructuring its sales team to support the brand’s ambitious growth plans in the running specialty sector.Tom Curran, who began working for Newton as a Regional Account Manager in 2008, has been named Director of Sales, Specialty Running. Curran will focus on developing and leading the sales team’s efforts, starting with sell-in of Newton Running’s spring 2014 Performance Trainers, which will be available in stores on 1 February 2014.“Tom has been a part of the Newton family right from the start and has developed strong relationships with many running specialty retailers across the country,” said Newton Running President Craig Heisner. “He understands their needs, has a strong passion for the brand and the sport of running and lives the unique culture of Newton and our customers.”Kirk Nichols, who joined the Newton Running team in late 2012 as Vice President of Sales, will move into the role of Vice President, Sales Operations, to ensure the company is operationally prepared to support its continued sales growth and address incremental business opportunities.Nichols will focus on developing the infrastructure needed to support the sales team and specialty running retailers nationwide across the US. He is also charged with overseeing Newton’s growth in the Canadian market where the demand for Newton products continues to grow, along with addressing business opportunities in select service sectors.Former Newton Running COO Stephen Gartside, who has been managing the Newton Running Elite racing team and is a three-time finisher of the Leadville Trail 100, becomes Vice President of Special Projects starting on 1 October. In his new role, Gartside will work directly with CEO Jerry Lee on a number of key corporate projects.www.newtonrunning.com Related
Minnesota earned its seventh targeting penalty of the season when defensive back Duke McGhee hit wide receiver Austin Carr helmet-to-helmet. The call was McGhee’s second targeting penalty of the season.“It was a good call,” Claeys said. “I don’t disagree with the call at all. He knows better than that.”Defensive tackle Steven Richardson shined with two sacks against the Wildcats. Linebacker Blake Cashman also had two sacks in the game. Cashman amassed 10 tackles, which was a career high, and also forced his first-ever fumble. Wide receiver Rashad Still accounted for several big plays over the course of the game. Still had a 62-yard reception in the first half. He also returned an onside kick to the Wildcats’ 15-yard line.Leidner said the victory, which happened on Senior Day, was huge.“[Northwestern was a] really tough opponent,” he said. “[They’re a] really well-coached football team. A lot of respect for [head coach Pat Fitzgerald] over there and their program.”Minnesota earned its fifth Big Ten victory of the season after starting off conference play with two losses. Minnesota will play Wisconsin in a battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The Badgers have not lost the rivalry game since 2003. Leidner said a victory against Wisconsin would be a great way to top off the year.“I know it’s really important to a lot of guys on this team,” he said. “We get another tough, physical football game like it was tonight.” Gophers prevent second-half Wildcats comeback, win 29-12Northwestern scored all of its points in the second half.Chris DangSenior quarterback Mitch Leidner slides to take a knee at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. The Gophers beat Northwestern 29-12. Jack WhiteNovember 21, 2016Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrint While Northwestern had more yards than Minnesota in the second half, that was not enough for victory.The Gophers defense forced two fumbles and a season-high seven sacks as Minnesota (8-3) earned the 29-12 victory in its final home game. “They played hard,” said head coach Tracy Claeys. “They held them to two of 15 on third down and one of four on fourth down. You do that, you are going to win some ballgames.”Northwestern tried to initiate a comeback in the second half. The Wildcats had a 75-yard drive that ended with a Justin Jackson 4-yard touchdown run. But Minnesota scored on its next drive when quarterback Mitch Leidner threw for a touchdown to wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky on a play-action pass.It was Leidner’s first touchdown pass since the fourthgame of the season.“We practiced all week long that [Wolitarsky] was gonna come down, bluff that guy and then block them and then shoot vertical there,” Leidner said. “So he was able to do a great job to locate the ball and make a great catch.”Running back Shannon Brooks led the team in rushing with 73 yards on the ground. He also had 33 receiving yards.Running back Rodney Smith added 32 rushing yards and touchdown. “Both did a lot of really good things,” Leidner said. “I think the most important thing is that those guys have each other to take breathers here and there and then they’re always coming in fresh and ready to roll.”Leidner also had a rushing touchdown, which helped Minnesota take a 29-12 lead in the game.Minnesota scored 12 unanswered points to open up the game. Kicker Emmit Carpenter missed the extra point on Minnesota’s first drive but made up for it with three consecutive field goals.
Secretary Zinke: “I appreciate the Senator hosting today’s meeting and was honored to have the opportunity to share the morning with so many Alaska Native warriors. Like my home state of Montana, Alaska has a strong veteran heritage, and the Native communities hear the call to serve at greater rates than all others. Their warrior ethos and commitment to our nation should be honored by fulfilling the promises that were made to them. As the legislative process moves forward, I look forward to working with Senator Sullivan and his colleagues in Congress bring this critical issue to conclusion.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with Alaska Native veterans in Anchorage to discuss Sullivan’s Alaska Native Veterans Land Allotment Equity Act. Sen. Sullivan: “It was an honor to be able to convene this historic meeting between Secretary Zinke and Alaska Native veterans from across the state to hear their concerns, particularly the need to address the allotment some of them missed due to prior military service. Secretary Zinke, a decorated Navy SEAL, got to witness the special patriotism exhibited by Alaska Natives – how Alaska Natives, generation after generation, have served our country in the military at a higher rate than any other ethnic group. The stories Secretary Zinke heard today were ones I know he will carry with him as he looks to create more opportunity for Alaska Natives and others across the state. I thank Secretary Zinke for coming to our great state and meeting with these great Alaskans.” The legislation would allow approximately 2,800 Alaska Natives to apply for their government-promised Native allotments of land that they may have missed due to service in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War era. Veterans that attended the event included George Bennet, Benno Cleveland, Eben Olrun, Jerry Ward, Emil Notti, Bill Thomas, Chester Ballott, Lawrence Armour, Nick Jackson, and Nelson Angapak, Sr. Senator Lisa Murkowski has cosponsored the legislation, and Rep. Don Young has introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.